Raspberry Pi Personal Assistant (video)

Raspberry Pi Personal Assistant

Anyone who has wanted to build a very own virtual helper might be interested in a project that has been published over on the Instructables website by user Janw that shows you how to make a Raspberry Pi personal assistant.

The project to create the Raspberry Pi personal assistant was inspired when its creator found half of a 1950s bakelite Televox intercom, which has now been modified and refitted to provide a very unique and retro styling to the project.

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Intel NUC Core i7 Broadwell Mini PC With Iris Graphics Unveiled

Intel NUC

Intel has this week released more details about its new range of Intel NUC mini PCs that will be launching later this year. Revealing the new Intel NUC computer that will be equipped with Core i7 processes will also feature Intel Iris graphics.

The new Intel NUC5i7RYH mini PC will be the first member of the Intel NUC range to be equipped with such hardware and will sport a 28 watt Core i7-5557U processor supported by Intel Iris Graphics 6100.

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Qduino Mini Arduino Based Monitor And Battery Charger (video)

Qduino Mini Arduino Based Monitor And Battery Charger

Makers, developers and hobbyists that enjoy building Arduino projects might be interested in a new Arduino based board in the form of the Qduino Mini, that has been created by 14 year old developer Quin from Qtechknow.

The Qduino Mini is the first tiny Arduino compatible board that has a built-in battery charger and fuel gauge, watch the video below to learn more from its creator Quin.

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Oculus VR Offers $1 Million In Prizes To Gear VR Developers

Oculus VR

Oculus VR the creators of the awesome virtual reality headset that was originally launched as a Kickstarter campaign and was then was snapped up by Facebook at a bargain price of $2 billion.

Has this month announced a new competition for developers that offers a prize pool of $1 million that will be split between virtual reality game development and virtual reality experiences and applications.

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Odroid-W Minimalist Raspberry Pi Clone Launches For $30 (video)

Odroid-W Raspberry Pi Clone

Makers and developers that enjoy building projects using the Raspberry Pi mini computer, which to date has now sold over 5 million units worldwide, may be intersted in a new Raspberry Pi clone called the Odroid-W.

The Odroid-W takes the form of a miniature computing module measuring 60 x 36 x 7mm that has been designed to be fully compatible with all the software available for the Raspberry Pi mini PC.

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Stacker Commercial Grade 3D Printer Launches (video)

Stacker Commercial Grade 3D Printer

A new commercial grade 3D printer has been launched over on the Kickstarter crowdfunding website this week called the Stacker, and has already blasted past its goal raising over $120,000 with still 29 days remaining on its campaign.

The Stacker 3D printer has been designed to provide owners with an affordable commercial grade 3D printer that offers a large build volume together with high-speed 3D printing. Watch the video below to learn more about the new Stacker printer and see it in action.

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Tiny Ringo Arduino Robot Unveiled (video)

Tiny Ringo Arduino Robot

Anyone who enjoys building projects using the Arduino platform may be interested in a new tiny palm sized Arduino robot which has been created by Plum Geek called the Ringo.

The Ringo is an Arduino-based digital pet/robot that is equipped with six RGB LEDs, communication senses together with sound, 3 axis gyroscope and 3 axis accelerometer. Watch the video below to learn more about the new Ringo Arduino robot and see it in action.

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Super Game PiSP Raspberry Pi Powered Handheld Inspired By PSP

Raspberry Pi Powered Handheld

If you have fancied making your very own Raspberry Pi powered handheld gaming console you might be interested in a new creation by Thingyverse member Carasibana that has been inspired by the Sony PSP.

a number of different Raspberry Pi powered handheld consoles have been created in the past but if you have a 3D printer with a small printing area this handheld console might be the perfect one to make.

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New Intel Edison Breakout Boards Created By DFRobot For Robot Development

New Intel Edison Breakout Boards

Chinese based DFRobot has created two new Intel Edison based boards that have been specifically created to help developers create robotic projects, enabling external devices to be easily connected to the Intel Edison processor.

The first new board by DFRobot is the Romeo for Edison that provides 70-pin Hirose header for Intel Edison allowing you to easily connect devices such as batteries and motors, something that proves a little harder when using a individual extant breakout boards.

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GrovePi+ Starter Kit For Raspberry Pi Available From $60

Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi beginners that have been considering purchasing the GrovePi+ board and starter kit to do more with their mini PC which is priced at $90. May be interested in a detailed review created by SmittyTone over on the TechTonic website.

The GrovePi+ starter kit has been developed by Dexter Industries and Seeed Studios’ to help get started creating new projects using the awesome Raspberry Pi mini PC.

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NVBOTS Unveils NVPRO 3D Printer Designed To Run 24/7 (video)

NVBOTS 3D Printer

The development team over at NVBOTS are in the process of creating a new 3D printer called the NVPRO that is equipped with a number of very unique functions and has been designed to be very easy to use.

The NVBOTS team consists of AJ Perez, Forrest Pieper, Christopher Haid, and Mateo Peña Doll who have already raised $2 million in funding, and currently has 74 beta testers working with the company to finalise and tweak their new 3D printer design.

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G-Technology G-RAID Enclosures Unveiled By HGST

G-RAID Enclosures

HGST has added a couple of new G-Technology storage solutions to its range during the BVE Expo in the UK this week. In the form of the new G-RAID systems that are removable RAID enclosures with dual 7200 rpm enterprise-class hard drives enclosed in aluminium cases.

But don’t expect the new storage solutions to be cheap the G-RAID is available with 16 TB of storage for $1,295, 12 TB for $999.95 and 8 TB for $599.95 offering RAID 0 for performance, RAID 1 for redundancy, or JBOD to address the drives individually.

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